January 26, 2017

Campbell Files Better Ballot Language Act

AUSTIN – Senator Donna Campbell filed SB 616, the Better Ballot Language Act, to ensure more concise ballot language and level the playing field between citizens and local governments in ballot language disputes. The bill follows a recommendation by the Senate Intergovernmental Relations Committee to address recent ballot language controversies by municipalities in which citizens felt issues were obscured or …

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January 19, 2017

Lt. Governor Appoints Senator Campbell to Chair Veteran Affairs and Border Security Committee

AUSTIN– Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick announced committee assignments Wednesday with Senator Campbell appointed to serve on the Education, Intergovernmental Relations, and the Business & Commerce committees. She will continue chairing the Veteran Affairs and Border Security Committee. Senator Campbell chaired the Veteran Affairs and Military Installations Committee during the last legislative session. The new committee name comes as a result …

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January 12, 2017

Senator Campbell Files Bill to Narrow Charter School Funding Gap

AUSTIN – State Senator Donna Campbell filed Senate Bill 457 to close the systemic funding gap that currently exists between public charter school students and their peers at traditional public schools. On average, public charter school students receive $1400 less in public funding than traditional public school students. SB 457 would cut that gap in half. “Charter school students in …

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December 22, 2016

Senator Campbell Files SJR 1 to Protect Families of First Responders

AUSTIN – State Senator Donna Campbell filed SJR 1 today, the enabling resolution for Senate Bill 15, also known as the First Responder Property Tax Relief Act. This legislation will provide a total homestead exemption for surviving spouses of first responders killed or fatally injured while serving in the line of duty. Senator Campbell was joined by the entire San …

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December 8, 2016

Sen. Donna Campbell Files the Mission Preparedness Protection Act

AUSTIN –State Senator Donna Campbell filed the Mission Preparedness Protection Act (SB 277) to ensure that Texas is maintaining the military value of our bases and protecting flight missions that are jeopardized by encroaching industries such as wind farms. “Our military installations provide a $135 billion boost to the economy and are responsible for employing over 800,000 Texans directly and …

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November 16, 2016

Senator Campbell’s CLEAR Initiative Increases Government Transparency

AUSTIN – Senator Donna Campbell introduced the CLEAR Initiative in the Texas Senate – a bill package to increase government transparency at the local level through Concise Language on ballot propositions, Easy-to-understand budget adoption, Accountability of MPO decisions, and creating an online Resource that provides taxpayers with clear information about every political subdivision and tax rate that affects them. “The …

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November 14, 2016

Campbell Files Founding Principles Act

AUSTIN – On the first day to file bills for the 85th Legislature, Senator Campbell introduced the Founding Principles Act (SB 174) and Uniform Election Day Act (SB 173), two important initiatives she hopes to pass this upcoming session. The Founding Principles Act requires high school students to successfully complete a semester course on the founding principles of the United …

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October 12, 2016

Donna Campbell Unveils ‘Chair of Honor’ at Capitol As a Tribute to MIA and POW Service Members

AUSTIN — Senator Donna Campbell, Chairwoman of the Senate Veteran Affairs and Military Installations Committee, joined veterans today from Rolling Thunder and VFW Post 7108 to unveil a unique, handcrafted chair in the Capitol intended to honor MIA service members and Prisoners of War. “The Chair of Honor represents a reserved seat in our statehouse for the 82,000 service men …

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August 24, 2016

Senator Campbell Tours San Antonio Residential Center for Veterans

SAN ANTONIO — Senator Donna Campbell, Chairwoman of the Senate Veteran Affairs and Military Installations Committee, visited the National Veterans Outreach Program (NVOP) Residential Center for Veterans on Tuesday, August 23rd. She toured the facility with NVOP President and CEO, Carlos Martinez, and other leaders of the organization. “Veterans have our backs when they serve to defend our freedoms and …

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August 21, 2016

Senator Campbell Applauds Federal Judge’s Ruling Against President Obama’s Controversial School Bathroom Policy

AUSTIN– State Senator Donna Campbell issued a statement today following U.S. District Judge Reed O’Connor’s decision to block President Obama’s public school bathroom directive that threatened to withhold federal funds from schools that didn’t provide ‘equal access to student facilities based on gender identity.’ “Parents can breathe a sigh of relief on the first day of school knowing that the …

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